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why not have it turn on with the done light? its not like your going to be able to see it with the door closed?
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why not have it turn on with the done light? its not like your going to be able to see it with the door closed?
Because you can see it outside (there is a margin between the door and the rocker)

Also, like all the mods in my truck, I want them done with the most professional methods that would almost make it appear factory..
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Because you can see it outside (there is a margin between the door and the rocker)

Also, like all the mods in my truck, I want them done with the most professional methods that would almost make it appear factory..
oh, i didnt know that you would be able to see it outside.

where are yo going to mount the LEDs?


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oh, i didnt know that you would be able to see it outside.

where are yo going to mount the LEDs?


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Right under the door, there is a TON of room, next to the hem.
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It's alive!!!!



My guess was right, I needed a PNP transistor, not an N-Channel - but thanks Bob for pointing me in the right mindframe with this!

I'd be mounting and installing everything now except this bastard cloud came by and started raining on my clean truck! =(

As soon as it clears up I will work all night until this is finished.
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Get it installed now!!!!!!!! Can't wait to see some night time pics.
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Get it installed now!!!!!!!! Can't wait to see some night time pics.

hahahahah! its raining damnit! LOL. As soon as this cloud clears, I also just put a jacks pizza in my oven =) I will take night time pics of this too as soon as its nighttime and I have it done (so you cant start crap like the rubberized interior thread lol)
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My guess was right, I needed a PNP transistor, not an N-Channel - but thanks Bob for pointing me in the right mindframe with this!

I'd be mounting and installing everything now except this bastard cloud came by and started raining on my clean truck! =(

As soon as it clears up I will work all night until this is finished.

NOOOOOO You need a NFET transistor! The compliment to the NFET is a PFET, a PNP is a different type of transistor, called a bipolar transistor. The compliment to it is an NPN. Both the PNP and NPN are current controlled transistors, the NFet and PFET are voltage controlled transistors. The NFET is definately what you need, and if you connect it up like I originally drew, it will work fine.

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Can't wait to see the pics man!
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And now what you've been waiting for!

I rubberized my interior! (oops wrong thread)

I mean I completed the LED under-door mod!

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And now, the how its done type pics...



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thats sweet ever thought about blue leds by your feet in the cab they look sweet at night but dang i want your evo lol
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thats sweet ever thought about blue leds by your feet in the cab they look sweet at night but
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dang i want your evo lol
gotta catch it first... - next I'm doing 4 red strips for under 4 doors on that...
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sick!!!
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that is freaking bright~! wow. looks great man.
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So awesome, defn going to be doing this to my next truck.
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My process for getting the strips to stick...


1) wash it heavily with soapy water and a sponge.
2) wipe it really good with rubbing alcohol on a paper towel.
3) apply "bond prep" adhesive priming pen, to both sheetmetal, and the bottom of the oznium LED strip.
4) use 3m double sided tape and press nice and solid.

I think I will have to tear the paint off if I have to remove them!

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dude, that looks so awesome.
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holy crap thats effin cool!!
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What do those buttons go to?

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What do those buttons go to?
...the No. 1 and No. 2 missile launchers, of course!
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What do those buttons go to?

Those buttons are for my .....



Ejecto Seato Cuz!

(No really, the one on the left turns on and off my frontal blue illegal grille LEDs, and the one on the right turns on and off my interior blue LEDs under the IP)
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I just finished this same mod on my Evo today, after about 40 or 50 hours because there is extensive detrim/retrim work needed plus it has 4 doors. I think this will work on any vehicle with the similar style open circuit/closed circuit door ajar monitoring system. However in the car all 4 doors are switched on one big parallel circuit and you need to diode isolate the signal wires because the car only sees it as having one door. If you don't do it this way you will have all 4 doors light up when any one door is open. (I just wanted to say this so anybody trying it on a different vehicle wouldn't be pulling out their hair trying to figure that out) I'll post pictures tonight when it gets dark.
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haha SICK!
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I want to do this to my truck. That is cool!
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